Voice Notify

Spoken notifications

Announces status bar notification messages using Text-To-Speech (TTS), allowing you to know what a notification says without looking at the screen.

  • Customizable TTS message
  • Ignore specific apps or notifications containing defined text
  • Choice of TTS audio stream (see Google Play descriptions for more details)
  • Choice of speaking when screen or headset is on or off, or while silent/vibrate
  • Quiet Time
  • Shake-to-silence
  • Custom delay of TTS after notification

For technical reasons, VN operates through Android's Accessibility service and must be enabled in the Accessibility settings. The Accessibility service will give a warning that VN may be able to collect personal data. This is because Accessibility doesn't know what or how data passing through it is used by enabled apps. VN only uses Accessibility to read notification text which is passed directly to TTS and temporary memory (for the notification log). The TTS service (outside the control of VN) may also print spoken text in the logcat.

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Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.1.3 (23) - Added on 2018-04-24

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.

    Download APK 464 KiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.1.2 (22) - Added on 2018-02-22

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • change your audio settings
      Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.

    Download APK 468 KiB PGP Signature